WASHINGTON, DC USA (UroToday.com) - The researchers sought to determine if diabetic men are associated with greater ED severity. They evaluated database claims of 20 million privately insured patients. Diabetic men with ED had almost a 2-fold greater risk of needing injection therapy or prosthesis. Given this information, it was recommended that diabetic men should be counseled early on regarding the likelihood of needed more invasive options for the treatment of ED.
Presented by T. Walsh, et al. at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 14 - 19, 2011 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC USA
Reported for UroToday by Pamela Ellsworth, MD, Associate Professor of Urology/Surgery and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
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